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From: Hayden Pearce <saint.lascivious_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 05:17:35 +1300

Send it in via the Apple battery recall...no warranty needed.
You'll get a new one, and a new warranty.

And no, Rockbox only runs on the players listed on the main page (so no,
not the Cowon X7).

[Saint]
On Nov 17, 2011 5:13 AM, "Derek Dittmar" <derekjdittmar_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I ended up getting screwed over by the best buy square trade in deal
> -- a long and detailed story that would take too long to write out.
> The ipod itself is no longer under the warranty, so I'm in a situation
> where I'll have to get a new ipod/mp3 player either way.
> I've done some research and I see that CoWon has their x7 160 gb
> player for $273. It's touch screen, but it also seems to be cheaper by
> loads than the ITouch with less memory. I'm not familiar with CoWon,
> so does rockbox run on the X7? I can't tell whichit does from the
> site.
>
> On 11/16/11, Hayden Pearce <saint.lascivious_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > You could just replace your Nano...
> >
> > Apparently the batteries in the Nano1g explode, nice huh?
> > Anyway...Apple wants to give you a shiny new one! I've started the
recall
> > process on my lot (six of the buggers I found all up), all one needs is
a
> > Nano1g, and an AppleID.
> >
> > Apply, they'll send over a courier or a postal box, and in a few weeks
> > you'll get a BRAND NEW (not a refurbished model, but, new) Nano1g.
> >
> > I *love* the Nano1g, advice don't see any need to carry several thousand
> > tracks with me on a DAP, I have my phone and Google Music for that...
> >
> > And, as you may well be aware...the sound quality of the Nano1g kicks
some
> > serious ass under Rockbox.
> >
> > Anyway, Google "Apple+Nano1g+recall", even if you get a new player, is a
> > free Nano1g better than a kick in the teeth?
> > I think so ;)
> >
> > [Saint]
> > On Nov 17, 2011 4:31 AM, "Derek Dittmar" <derekjdittmar_at_gmail.com>
wrote:
> >>
> >> That's actually a good point Brandon. Let me lay out the stuff that I
> > need:
> >> Lots of memory. I mean as much as it can hold without emptying out my
> >> bank a count. I listen to music all the time -- when I'm writing,
> >> reading, sleeping, eating, walking, running, and most other times. I
> >> listen on the buss, I listen when I cuss. I listen in a tree and I
> >> listen while drinking tee. I listen to music all the time and I'm sick
> >> of making my sentences rhyme. I've had to go out and buy a terabyte
> >> hard drive to hold all my music.
> >> Speech is important to me too, being blind. It sorta helps.
> >> I'm partial to a spinny wheel, like the ones found on the classic or
> >> old school nanno. (As a side note, I’m seventeen, and using the phrase
> >> “old school,” makes me feel funny.) I don't trust touch screens much
> >> (a notion which has been reinforced by my current predicament.)
> >> Some way to plug it into an ihome/ipod charger cable for car rides, as
> >> well as maybe some sort of usb charger. (A conversion cable from
> >> normal port to ipod would suffice.)
> >> Ability to play mp3, m4a, maybe flac?
> >> Durability is really important. Smaller is better, but if I have to
> >> have a slightly larger player that is more durable and better built,
> >> that's A-okay.
> >> Because of all of this the ipod classic seemed like my best choice,
> >> but if anyone knows of another platform that would use rockbox or
> >> built-in speech and do all (or most) of these things, any advice would
> >> be lovely.
> >> Derek
> >>
> >> On 11/16/11, Brandon Hicks <hicks.brandon2_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > Hello,
> >> > Seeing as you're not confident installing software, I'd recommend
> >> > avoiding the iPod classic. Looking at the timeline, it seems that
port
> >> > won't be one you'd be comfortable using for at least a good few
months.
> >> >
> >> > As for the iPod Video, I would recommend either finding one
refurbished
> >> > or used but in good condition on eBay. If you pay the $280, you may
as
> >> > well use an iPod Touch from Apple.
> >> > That said, I am also visually impaired, and have an iPod video which
I
> >> > use quite successfully and happily with Rockbox, so I'd be happy to
walk
> >> > you through the process of rockbox installation and setting up for
> >> > speech, if desired, once you've found a model you're happy with.
> >> >
> >> > There is also another option. If you weren't totally set on using an
> >> > iPod, if you were willing to consider a flash based player, I know
of a
> >> > company which offers several models with rockbox pre-installed and
> >> > speaking, which I'd be willing to discuss and point you to off this
> > list.
> >> > Brandon
> >> >
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